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Federal Government Shuts Down Mount Rushmore

Federal Government Shuts Down Mount Rushmore

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Mount Rushmore’s spokeswoman says South Dakota employees could not be used to keep the memorial open.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he sent a letter to the director of the National Park Service offering personnel and resources in the wake of the partial federal government shutdown.

Park spokeswoman Maureen McGee-Dallinger says she hasn’t seen the letter, but that only federal employees can operate Mount Rushmore because it’s a federal facility.

She says that means the memorial will close without federal funding.

That doesn’t mean tourists would unable to see the memorial. It’s visible from the road in front of it, and nearby Iron Mountain Road offers some of the best views available of the four faces

 

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